High end holiday homes set for bumper self-catering season

3 and 4 Clifton are beautifully restored Victorian townhouses available for self-catering holidays in Irelands premier coastal resort. Both houses are appointed, furnished and decorated to the same exacting standards and each house can sleep up to eight guests (9 including a baby). The houses are usually booked individually but make a fantastic base if you want self-catering Ireland holiday home for a group of up to 16 guests. These are great holiday homes, overlooking the sea, a 2 minutes walk to beautiful beaches and just a stroll from the historic resort town of Youghal in County Cork, on south coast of Ireland: what we call The Irish Riviera. 3 and 4 Clifton are available for self-catering Ireland holiday rental and you can Book Online on this website.

3 & 4 Clifton are listed (heritage) properties built to the highest standards more than 130 years ago, Clifton is simply the best address in Youghal. Situated an easy, short walk from Youghal town and its famous beaches. Clifton faces the promenade and lighthouse where everyone else strolls to enjoy the view and take photos. Read the Reviews and you'll see that our self catering guests rave about the sea views, particularly from the window seat in the main lounge of each house; where you can see the Atlantic ocean to the South, the hills and mountains of county Waterford to the East, the river Blackwater to the North and the beautiful river estuary right in front.

The river meets the sea directly in front of the houses, and you can while away the hours watching the ebb and flow of the tides, the fishing and leisure boats and the wildlife. Of particular delight is the chance to see pods of dolphins who visit Youghal Bay on bright sunny summer days, when the sea is calm, the tide is high and the mackerel shoals afford them a feast.

We hope that you find all of the information you need on this website, and don't forget you can check self catering availability, prices and book online too. If there are any other queries, or special requests, please don't hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to welcoming you here.


Martin and Elise Finn


High end holiday homes set for bumper self-catering season - Western Morning News


High end holiday homes are set for a bumper self-catering season, booking figures released by one of the South West’s largest providers of four and five star self-catering properties, have revealed.

Blue Chip Holidays, which has over 1,000 self catering holiday homes, revealed that the Broadchurch effect was paying off especially as Dorset bookings have shot through the roof.

The firm said it had taken record bookings with the number of holidays booked for the year up 9.5% on last January.

Its strongest area of growth has been in Dorset where bookings rates leapt 27.5% on 2014.

Cornwall also fared well with the number of holidays booked up 14% on last year, while Devon saw an uplift of 7% on last year.

Bookings for peak weeks exceeded those of last year with July up 76% on 2014.

Off-peak periods also performed strongly with demand for January up 78% on last year, while bookings for June increased by a quarter and bookings for September rose one fifth.

Allan Lambert, managing director of the Exeter-headquartered company, said: “The enduring appeal of holidaying in the South West continues to thrive.

“Combined with the positive impact of a second successive summer of sun, falling fuel prices, and a range great offers that have given customers affordable luxury, we are seeing a positive uplift in our bookings with a rise both in returning guests and new customers.

“Dorset has seen particularly strong demand, influenced in no small part by the popularity of ITV’s Broadchurch, which has cast a light on the Jurassic coast, an area of significant growth for Blue Chip Holidays.”

Mr Lambert added: “We’ve also seen a huge increase in demand for lodges from young professionals, couples and young families who are looking to escape for short breaks in woodland or lakeside locations. Bookings for our portfolio of over 100 lodges, many of which have hot tubs, have risen 123%.”

Other trends released by Blue Chip Holidays include a 17% increase in bookings from holiday makers who refuse to leave their four legged friends at home, and now actively look for high end properties where they can stay without compromising on quality.

This is seen by the business, which has over 300 pet friendly properties, as a growth market.

Mr Lambert added: “January’s results, which include a 36% increase in short-breaks booked for the first two months of the year, provide a very healthy calendar for the year ahead, which is great news for our owners and for the business.

“However, demand is likely to exceed supply in some locations, and so we’ll be actively seeking new properties across the region.

“Our aim is to get ahead of the demand curve to ensure that owners of holiday homes interested in joining Blue Chip Holidays are able to swiftly and effectively benefit from the current bookings surge, as well as the ongoing year round rise in demand that we are seeing for our high end properties.”

Blue Chip Holidays’ top ten locations for booking growth so far in 2015 are:

1. Fowey

2. Dartmoor & country

3. Tavistock

4. Whitsand Bay and Downderry

5. Bridport and Lyme Regis

6. Portreath & St Agnes

7. Penzance

8. Bideford and Barnstaple

9. Dorchester and country

10. Poole & Sandbanks

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